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DM: CoopIS'99 Programme

From: John A. Keane
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 15:48:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: UMIST

Apologies for muli-posting

                        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

    Fourth IFCIS Conference on Cooperative Information Systems 
                 (In cooperation with VLDB'99) 
    Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2-4, 1999
  Conference Web Page:
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CoopIS is the premier conference in the area of large scale 
collaborative information systems and draws on several
inter-disciplinary research activities. The conference has grown in
stature over the years and regularly draws a number of well known
researchers. This is the sixth Conference in the series and the fourth
conference organized by the International Foundation on Cooperative
Information Systems (IFCIS). The conference includes two keynote
addresses from well known researchers, two panels, one industrial
session, one tutorial, and 29 outstanding research papers. Edinburgh 
an exciting and vibrant city and you will be visiting it at the peak 
its festival season. It offers an outstanding range of museums, art
exhibits, concerts, and other tourist attraction and this all combined
with a lot of unique culture. 



DAY 1 (Sept 2)

8:45-9:00 OPENING

9:00-10:00 SESSION 1: Invited Talk

"Negotiating Agents for Corporate-Wide Business Process Management"
Nick Jennings

10:15-12:15 SESSION 2: Integration & Interoperability

"Detection of heterogeneities in a multiple text database 
W. Meng, C. Yu, K. Liu

"A unified graph-based framework for deriving nominal interscheme
properties, type conflicts and object cluster similarities", 
L. Palopoli, D. Sacca', G. Terracina, D. Ursino

"Access Keys Warehouse: a new approach to the development of 
information systems", 
F. Arcieri, E. Cappadozzi, P. Naggar, E. Nardelli, M. Talamo

"Discovering view expressions", 
Z. Kedad, M. Bouzeghoub

13:45-5:15 SESSION 3: Collaboration

"Event Composition in Time-Dependent Distributed Systems", 
C. Liebig, M. Cilia, A. Buchmann

"Providing Customized Process and Situation Awareness in the
Collaboration Management Infrastructure", 
D. Baker, D. Georgakopoulos, H. Schuster, A.R. Cassandra, A. Cichocki

"Modeling Interactions based on Consistent Patterns", 
S. Srinivas, M. Spiliopoulou

15:30-17:00 SESSION 4: Workflow Exceptions & Versioning

"Dynamic Workflow Schema Evolution based on Workflow Type Versioning 
Workflow Migration", 
M.Kradolfer, A. Geppert

"Generic Workflow Models: How to handle dynamic change and capture
management information", 
W.M.P. van der Aalst

"Modeling and Managing Exceptional Behaviors in Commercial Workflow
Management Systems", 
F. Casati, G. Pozzi

17:15-18:15 SESSION 5: Panel

"Annotations: Digital Post-Its as an Information Model?"
Chairs: Arnon Rosenthal, Scott Renner

DAY 2 (Sept 3)

9:00-10:00 SESSION 6: Tutorial

"Web-based Information Access", 
T. Catarci

10:15-12:15 SESSION 7: Web Information Systems

"Constructing a personal web map with anytime control of web robots", 
S. Yamada and N. Nagino

"Looking at the Web through XML glasses", 
A. Sahuguet, F. Azavant

"Learning Response Times for WebSources: A Comparison of a Web-based
prediction tool (WebPT) and a neural network", 
L. Bright, L. Raschid, V. Zadorozhny, T. Zhan

"A Comprehensive Framework for Querying and Integrating WWW data and
services", O. Shmueli, D. Konopnicki
13:45-15:15 SESSION 8: E-Commerce

"E-Commerce Bargain-Hunting with an unBun Model", 
R. Yahalom, S.E. Madnick

"A Formal Yet Practical Approach to Electronic Commerce", 
L. Leiba, O. Shmueli, Y. Sagiv, D. Konopnicki

"A Distributed OLAP Infrastructure for E-Commerce", 
Q. Chen, U. Dayal, M. Hsu

15:30-17:00 SESSION9: Workflow Modelling

"A case for increasing flexibility in workflow systems: modeling and
J. Tang

"Conceptual Workflow Schemas", 
K. Meyer-Wegener, M. Boehm

"Cooperative Support for Office Work in the Insurance Business", A.
Margelisch, U. Reimer, M. Staudt, T. Vetterli 

17:15-18:15 SESSION 10: Panel

"Data Warehouse Quality Issues"
Chair: Yannis Vassiliou

DAY 3 (Sept 4)

9:00-10:00 SESSION 11: Invited Talk

"Models and Tools for Designing Data-Intensive WEB Applications",
Stefano Ceri

10:15-12:15 SESSION 12: Mediators & Query Processing

"Selectively materializing data in mediators by analyzing user 
N. Ashish, C.A. Knoblock, C. Shahabi

"Using Fagin's Algorithm for Merging Ranked Results in distributed
multimedia information system", 
E.L. Wimmers, L.M. Haas, M. Tork Roth, C. Braendli

"Conflict Tolerant Queries in AURORA", 
L. Ling Yan, T. Ozsu

"Optimizing queries in distributed and composable mediators", 
V. Josifovski, T. Katchaounov, T. Risch

13:45-15:15 SESSION 13: Agents

"The identification of missing resource information agents", 
M. Minock, M. Rusinkiewicz, B. Perry

"Information Aggregation and Agent Interaction Patterns in 
B. Perry, M. Taylor, A. Unruh

"ROPE: Role Oriented Programming Environment for Multiagent Systems", 
M. Becht, T. Gurzki, J. Klarmann, M. Muscholl

15:30-17:00 SESSION 14: Industry Session: CoopIS Technologies and

17:15-18:15 SESSION 15: Workflow Transactions

"Modelling Extensions for Concurrent Workflow Coordination", 
A.P. Barros, A.H.M. ter Hofstede

"Semantics and Architecture of Global Transaction Support in Workflow
P. Grefen, J. Vonk, E. Boertjes, P. Apers


                          Social Program

There will be a reception on Thursday 2nd September in the City 
Chambers and a banquet on Friday 3rd September in the Sinclair 
Parliament Square. Both are historic venues on the Royal Mile in the
very heart of the Old Town. The social program is included in the
registration fee and additional tickets are available on request.


The conference is to be held in the University of Edinburgh Conference
and Training Centre, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA,
Scotland. Tel: (+44) 131 650 9010. The centre is less than 5 minutes
walk from the Royal Mile and 10 minutes walk from Waverley Train

For the university web-site visit

                    Accommodation Information

Due to the central position of the venue, delegates attending other
conferences such as VLDB'99 may be able to stay in the same hotel for
the entire period. For other, a wide range of accommodation is 
via the Edinburgh Convention Bureau. Rooms have been selected to 
a range of budgets and all are located within easy walking distance of
the conference venue

The Edinburgh Convention Bureau may be contacted at
Tel: (+44) 131 473 3874
Fax: (+44) 131 473 3636

or more simply complete the Accommodation_Form and fax it to (+44) 131
473 3636 marked for the attention of "CoopIS'99 Accommodation" or post
to Conference Accommodation Reservations, Edinburgh Conventions 
"CoopIs'99 ", 4 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY, UK.

                       Registration Information

Please complete the Registration_Form and fax it to (+44) 131 667 7209
marked for the attention of "CoopIS'99 Registration"
or post to Kendal Reid, "CoopIs'99 Registration", JCMB, King's
Buildings. Mayfield Rd Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, UK.

CoopIS'99 Accommodation Form

Delegate Details




         Postal Code:





         Arrival Date: Departure Date :

         Arrival Time: Number of Nights :

         Number of Adults: Parking Required Y/N: 

Accommodation - please indicate your accommodation preference

         Guest House Approx 18 to 40 pounds

         3 Star Hotel Approx 50 to 100 pounds

         4 Star Hotel Approx 80 to 160 pounds

         4 Star Hotel Approx 120 upwards

Type and number of rooms required

         Single Twin Double 

         Ensuite Y/N Non-Smoking Room Required: Y/N

         Minimum pounds Per night: Maximum pounds Per night:

Credit Card Payment

         IMPORTANT Your credit card number is required to secure the
rooms. Payment should be made directly with the hotel or guest house 
the time of your stay. Any cancellation will be subject to individual
hotel or guest house cancellation policies. If you do not have a 
card, please contact the Conference Bureau for further information. 

         Type of Card: VISA / Master Card

         Expiry Date:


         Name on Card:

         Billing Address:

         Cardholder's Signature and Date:

Fax form to (+44) 131 473 3636 marked for attention of "CoopIS'99
Accommodation" or post to Conference Accommodation Reservations,
Edinburgh Conventions Bureau, "CoopIs'99 Accommodation", 4 Rothesay
Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY, UK.


CoopIS'99 Registration Form

Delegate Details




         Postal Code:





Registration Fee

         Early Registration - Before July 31st : 280 pounds sterling -
student fee 250 pounds sterling

         Late Registration - After July 31st : 305 pounds sterling -
student fee 270 pounds sterling

 Credit Card Payment - preferred method of payment

         Type of Card: VISA / Master Card

         Expiry Date:


         Name on Card: 

         Total to be paid:

         Cardholder's Signature:

Bank Cheque 
Must be drawable on a UK bank. Make payable to the University of
Edinburgh. Send with a copy of this form.

Bank Transfer - least preferred method of payment

Transfer to the University of Edinburgh sort code: 80 02 24 acc no: 00
919 680 the Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh. Please quote CoopIS'99 in 
transfer details and university account no. 747CSA-G40534.


Fax form to (+44) 131 667 7209 marked for attention of "CoopIS'99
Registration" or post to Kendal Reid, "CoopIs'99 Registration", JCMB,
King's Buildings. Mayfield Rd Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, UK.


                     Transportation Information

Edinburgh, a coastal city, is located in the south east of Scotland 
is well served by a variety of transport networks, affording easy 
from within Scotland, other parts of the United Kingdom, and from
Continental Europe and the rest of the world.

For detailed maps and directions visit



Edinburgh is well served by the national rail network. All trains 
at Waverly Station in the centre of the City. Example journey times by
train to Edinburgh from:

Aberdeen 2hrs 30 mins; Manchester 3 hrs 50 mins; Birmingham4hrs 30 
Newcastle 1 hr 30 mins; Glasgow 50 mins; Liverpool 4 hrs 30 mins;
Inverness 4 hrs; London 4 hrs 20 mins

Detailed information can be found on the Railtrack website, the 
website or by contacting the National 
Rail Enquiry line on +44 (0) 345 484 500.


Edinburgh Airport has regular scheduled services to a wide range of
destinations across the British Isles and Continental Europe. It is 
well served by connecting flights via British and other European hub
airports to almost anywhere in the world.

For more information, telephone +44 (0)131 333 0000.


Edinburgh is well connected to the UK trunk road and motorway network.
The University of Edinburgh is accessible by car but in some areas
parking is limited - please contact The University of Edinburgh 
Office on +44 (0)131 650 2238 or email

The Central Area of the University is based around Chambers Street,
Nicolson Street, and from the North by following North Bridge into 

Visitors using the A1 can approach the University following the City
Bypass (A720), turn off at the A701 junction until it becomes Mayfield
Road (The Science and Engineering Faculty) and continue straight ahead
until through Causewayside until you reach the central area.

For more information contact the Automobile Association (AA) or the
Royal Automobile Club (RAC).


A number of bus companies operate regular services to Edinburgh from
major Scottish and British cities. Contact National Express for more


Lothian Regional Transport (local bus company) Telephone: 
+ 44 (0) 131 555 6363
Edinburgh Travel Centre Telephone: + 44 (0) 131 650 2647

John Keane
Department of Computation
UMIST, PO Box 88
M60 1QD, Manchester, UK
Phone: +44 (0161) 200 3334
FAX : +44 (0161) 200 3364

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